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AT&T chief pours cold water on CNN sale

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has hit out at suggestions that his company could sell CNN and poured cold water on reports that the US Department of Justice was calling for a disposal of the news channel as the price for giving a green light to AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner. Stephenson, attending the New York […]

NBA goes VR through Turner and Intel partnership

Turner Sports and Intel have agreed a multi-year partnership to make live NBA basketball available in virtual reality using Intel True VR technology. Starting with the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, Intel will allow fans to experience the action from different immersive angles with the forthcoming NBA on TNT VR app. Intel True VR cameras will […]

HBO Nordic teams with Turner for kids OTT service

HBO Nordic and Turner EMEA have joined forces to create Toonix, a kids-focused OTT service. Toonix is a new brand Turner EMEA has created for the 3-12s market. The service brings together Time Warner-owned sister companies HBO and Turner. Leading Turner execs are known to have been keen on closer cooperation for some years. Toonix […]

Turner teams up with Canal+ to launch Warner TV

Turner Broadcast has teamed up with Canal+ Group to launch a new channel that will be offered exclusively to the French pay TV operator’s subscribers on all its platforms from its launch on November 9. The launch of Warner TV in France will bring a brand that is already present in Asia and Latin America […]

Turner to launch OTT sports after securing Champions League rights

Turner is to launch a new standalone premium sports streaming service in the US after acquiring European Champions League and Europa League football rights for the three seasons from 2018. The OTT sports service will launch next year, with European football as a key element in its offering. Under the terms of its multi-year agreement […]

Subscription revenues and Wonder Woman raise Time Warner

Strong international revenues at Turner helped boost Time Warner’s second quarter results, along with the success of Warner Bros movie Wonder Woman, but operating income dipped by 8% due to declines at both Turner and the Warner Bros film unit, offset by improved operating income from HBO. Turner revenues grew by 3% to US$3.1 billion […]

Cartoon Network Premium SVOD service to launch on Portugal’s Meo

Altice-owned Portuguese service provider PT Telecom/Meo has launched new subscription video-on-demand service from Turner, Cartoon Network Premium, on its TV service. The deal makes Meo the exclusive distributor of the service in the country. Cartoon Network Premium will offer over 100 episodes of popular Cartoon Network series including Teen Titan Go!, O Incrível Mundo de […]

Cartoon Network on Yahlive

Middle Eastern satellite platform Yahlive is to broadcast Cartoon Network Arabic on its Middle East and North Africa beam. The new deal extends Yahlive’s long-term partnership with Turner Broadcasting Systems beyond the CNN flagship news channel, which has been with Yahlive since 2014. Thanks to the deal, viewers across the MENA region will be able […]

Turner EMEA names McDonough replacement

Turner EMEA has promoted Pierre Branco to succeed Ian McDonough as head of its Northern Europe business. Branco will relocate from Paris to London to become senior VP of Northern Europe, reporting to Turner EMEA president Giorgio Stock. Former BBC Worldwide exec McDonough exited in April after helming negotiations on a significant deal with UK […]

Filmstruck launches on Roku

Filmstruck, the Turner-owned SVOD dedicated to arthouse, indie, foreign and cult films, has launched on Roku devices in the US. The launch comes after Filmstruck added Chromecast support in February, with launches for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One due to follow “soon”. The service is already available via the browser, on iOS and Android devices, […]